Shelburne eyesore to be removed

An eyesore on the Shelburne waterfront will soon be gone.

The Coast Guard will finally tow the derelict anti-sealing ship, the Farley Mowat, away.  It’s been rusting away at the wharf there since 2013.

Wolfville scrap dealer Tracy Dodds had bought the ship for scrap but says the falling price of steel made that impractical.  He has missed a number od deadlines to remove the ship and was sentenced to 20 days in jail for contempt for ignoring the orders.  Now he’s facing a lawsuit for $50,000 in wharfage fees by the Town of Shelburne.

There’s no word where the Coast Guard will tow the Farley Mowatt…just thatit will be demolished properly.